Amazon has begun listing Disney Frozen CineStory Volume One with a release date of November 25, 2014. The 376 page softcover title is being published by Joe’s Books and is one of several new titles featuring Disney characters. The official publisher’s description is as follows:
Following yesterday’s news that IDW would be publishing an Artist’s Edition of Carl Barks’s ‘Uncle Scrooge,’ IDW Publishing kicked off the first official day of New York Comic-Con with an additional Artist’s Editions announcement — this time Marvel.
Commenting on the announcement, David Gabriel, SVP of Sales & Marketing said: ‘Comic books are one of America’s original art forms. With that, IDW has produced a collection of classic Marvel artwork that displays the authentic collaborative efforts between creators and shows just how these comics moved from pencils to inks to press and stepped into American pop-culture.’
Just ahead of New York Comic-Con, comics publisher IDW today announced that they will be be teaming up with Disney to bring the lauded and revered Disney comics back to print in a number of exciting formats. Beginning in early 2015, fans can expect to see the first wave of these classic masterpieces featured in an array of award-winning and innovative publications from IDW:
- This monumental collaboration kicks off with multiple monthly series featuring some of the most iconic characters of all time: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and many more! Re-presenting acclaimed comics from the past and today, these series will highlight the best and brightest of Disney’s impressive comic catalog.
One of the must-haves for any Disney fan in 2015 is an upcoming gallery of art by legendary Disney animator, Eric Goldberg. Recently announced by Disney Publishing Worldwide, An Animator’s Gallery: Eric Goldberg Draws the Disney Characters is a 192 page collection of nearly 180 portraits of Disney characters from animated films, shorts and live action movies. Goldberg initially created the portraits — which were done in the style of celebrity portraits hung at restaurants like Sardi’s and The Brown Derby — for set dressing for The Brown Derby restaurant at the Shanghai Disney Resort. The book also features text by fellow Disney animator David Bossert and a foreword by John Lasseter.
It’s been more than a year since we first learned about ‘Miles from Tomorrowland,’ an upcoming animated series from Disney Junior, which is slated for a 2015 debut. Since that time, not much else has been revealed about the program beyond the synopsis, but today we have acquired a few additional details thanks to a couple of upcoming books announced by Disney Publishing Worldwide.
Last month, we broke news that the creative time behind the upcoming film, Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015)– Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen, along with illustrator Jonathan Case — had written a 288 page novel prequel to the film, appropriately dubbed Before Tomorrowland. While all the details we knew about the book were on the technical side (e.g. it will also include a 20-page full color comic insert), thanks to a recent update to Disney Publishing Worldwide’s upcoming catalog, we now have a hint at the plot of the prequel.
A lot has been made recently of a new series of chapter books ‘continuing’ the adventures of Princess Anna and Queen Elsa from Disney’s Frozen, available from Random House in 2015. While news of the books isn’t exactly news — the only thing to really come of it was the cover for the first title, we also now have a synopsis for the third title in the series and between books 2 and 3, Frozen fans have some interesting adventures to look forward to.
Amazon is listing Before Tomorrowland, a ‘deluxe novel’ which ‘dives into the history and ancient conspiracy behind the world of Tomorrowland with an action-packed original story.’ The publisher’s description also notes that the title is ‘perfect for fans of Tomorrowland and fans of science fiction and alternative history.’ The 288 page novel — which also includes a 20 page full-color comic insert — is currently slated to be released on April 7, 2015, just shy of two months before the film’s May 22, 2015 release date. The book is a combined effort of Brad Bird (director/co-writer/story), Damon Lindelof (co-writer/story) and Jeff Jensen (story) along with noted comics writer and illustrator, Jonathan Case.
Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm today announced that three new titles will mark the return of the Star Wars franchise to Marvel comics beginning in January 2015. The new series will be considered canon and take place immediately after the events of Episode IV: A New Home.
The new titles begin in January with Star Wars by writer Jason Aaron, artist John Cassaday and colorist Laura Martin. Star Wars chronicles the days following the destruction of the first Death Star. Discussing the flagship series, writer Jason Aaron tells Marvel.com, ‘Every story is about the characters, and we’ll focus on all the old favorites. There will be big moments for everyone, from Han to R2-D2. But a major part of the narrative will be driven by Luke Skywalker and his journey of discovery, a journey that will decide the fate of the entire galaxy.’
One of the titles I was looking forward to the most this summer was The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty’s Prince by Serena Valentino (July 22, 2014). A follow-up to her acclaimed Fairest of All which chronicled the Evil Queen’s (from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) descent into madness, Beast tackles what I have long considered my favorite Disney animated film of all time, Beauty and the Beast.